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Times, Los Angeles, CA

Monday, January 1, 1968

One robber was dead, another probably wounded, after the pair held up Miami, Fla., grocer Ben Branham. Gun in hand, one took $35 from the cash register, ordered Branham to lie down behind the counter. Branam slipped a .38 revolver from beneath a nearby blanket and fired twice at the men. One fell, mortally wounded. The other snatched the $35 from his hand and ran, limping. The dead man had served 13 years in prison for burglary and robbery.

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